The shutoff valve in my house does not work. I would like to fix it
with parts of another valve, but I do not know what brand I need - the
little identification plate that is usually on the handle is missing.
It looks similar to
except that the handle of the valve is light green in color, or
blueish-green. The house was built in 1975. If you have the same
valve, could you please tell me what brand it is it (it should be
indicated on a small plate at the center of the handle).
<< The shutoff valve in my house does not work. >>
Now's your chance to modernize it with a quarter turn ball valve. The odds on
your being able to repair what you have are close to zero. Don't risk a future
flood, do it right and you'll be saving money by not having to do it over. Good
Do you have a way to stop the water before it gets to this shutoff? If
so, just take the guts to a good hardware store and they will find the
appropriate replacements; most likely you just need a new washer.
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The picture is of a 'gate valve'. What you call a 'regular' valve is a
'stop valve' which is the most common valve installed in homes. There is
an outward difference in appearance between the two types.
A 'gate valve' is usually shorter between the threaded ends and has
straight sides between the base and the top. A 'stop valve' has a bulge,
or 'belly', between the base and top to accommodate the split chamber
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